Interracial dating biblical beliefs

06-Jun-2017 00:34

Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

This does not mean that every minority culture gets swallowed up by the majority culture in the name of unity.

This means very simply that we as a church need a clear place to stand on interracial marriage. First, we will make four textual observations and then some concluding implications for our experience.

God values the differences that reflect more fully his glory in man.

She was under God the seed of my salvation in more ways than one.

When our church voted not to admit blacks in 1963, when I was 17, my mother ushered the black guests at my sister’s wedding right into the main sanctuary herself because the ushers wouldn’t do it. In 1967 Noël and I attended the Urbana Missions Conference. There we heard Warren Webster, former missionary to Pakistan, answer a student’s question: What if your daughter falls in love with a Pakistani while you’re on the mission field and wants to marry him?

This is exactly what we would expect if the great ground of our identity is not our ethnic differences but our common humanity in the image of God and especially our new humanity in Christ. In Christ, ethnic and social differences cease to be obstacles to deep, personal, intimate fellowship.

Colossians 3:9–11: You have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.

Because I believe God made the races, separated them and set the bounds of their habitation (Deuteronomy 32:8; Acts ).